About Us

Things to do on Lake Mille Lacs

The Red Door Resort is a family and angler oriented resort on the north shore of Lake Mille Lacs in central Minnesota. Located only two hours north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, the resort offers premium lodging in our cabins, motel, and fish house and wheel house rentals. We also offer seasonal site rental for your RV or fish house. Though the exterior of our popular Stone House dates from around 1910, we here at the resort work tirelessly to update and improve facilities and enrich the overall guest experience. Since the 1960’s, four different families have owned and operated the Red Door, and though the ownership changed over the years, the associated sincerity and personal touch has not.

We look forward to hosting you at the Red Door Resort. 

Activities & Fun!

For Everyone

The Red Door offers a number of activities at or near the resort. Our swimming beach has a sandy lake bottom that stretches out from shore. Activities available at the main resort include a playground, gaga ball pit, basketball, and corn hole.

Mille Lacs Lake features a world renowned fishery and is also great for recreational use, including swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing. Off the lake there are walking, hiking and snowmobiling opportunities; many of the trails wind through hundreds of acres of beautiful state land and are accessible year round. The area around the resort has a high concentration of sugar maples, which means that, in the fall, the area has some of the most vibrant colors in the state.

The resort is only minutes away from excellent hunting land, state parks and golf courses. Further afield, you can access the Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Brainerd International Raceway, Paul Bunyan Land, Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club, and the Mille Lacs Indian Museum.

Summer Activities at the Red Door Resort
group of people playing basketball at summer family resort on Lake Mille Lacs
two kids tubing behind boat on Lake Mille Lacs while staying at Red Door Resort
Father and son jetskiing at Red Door Resort on Lake Mille Lacs
Family Resort at North Shore of Minnesota

Harbor & Slip


boats parked at Red Door Resorts harbor and slip
Our harbor has a boat ramp and docks with 26 slips. The boat launch is open for public use, and passes can be purchased in our office or by utilizing the dropbox near the harbor. Harbor passes are included with all overnight lodging. All slips require reservations and can be rented by contacting the office.

Slip Rentals

Ramp Passes

Red Door Resort fishing boat harbor
The Red Door Café

Currently open for take out

Friday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Community hall in Red Door Resort, Minnesota
Event Center

Corporate Events • Conferences • Meetings • Family Reunions

The Red Door has a 1,600 square foot event center that is perfect for family reunions, fishing tournament rules meetings and business functions. The facility can be rented in conjunction with lodging or by itself. 

Please contact the office for details.

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